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October 28, 2008: Campus Resources for International Careers
October 28, 2008, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center, 919 W. Illinois
6:30 - 6:40
Welcome, Nicole Tami, International Engagement and Protocol Communications
6:40 - 6:50
Overview, William Brustein, International Programs and Studies
6:50 - 7:00
Alumni Network, Paula Gray Havlik, U of I Alumni Association
7:00 - 7:10
Overseas Internships, Sarah Gleisner, Study Abroad Office
7:10 - 7:20
Prestigious Scholarships, David Schug, The Office of Prestigious Scholarships
7:20 - 7:30
Where to Find International Opportunities, Jenna Weidenbenner, Career Center
7:30 - 7:40
Certificate in Global Business Culture, Lynnea Johnson, Illinois CIBER
7:40 - 7:50
Peace Corps, Ashlee McLaughlin, Peace Corps
7:50 - 8:00
International Volunteering, Annie Mergen, Student, International Impact
8:00 - 8:10
International Entrepreneurship, Mark Paik, Entrepreneurs without Borders
8:10 - 8:20
Overseas Internship Network, Muffadal Saylawala, AIESEC
8:20 - 8:30
Question and Answer Session
Dr. William I. Brustein is Associate Provost for International Affairs, Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and History, and Alumni Professor of International Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before coming to Illinois, he was Director of the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Brustein has published widely in the areas of political extremism and ethnic/religious/racial prejudice. His most recent books are The Logic of Evil: the Social Origins of the Nazi Party, 1925 to 1933 (Yale University Press, 1996) and Roots of Hate: Anti-Semitism in Europe Before the Holocaust (Cambridge University Press, 2003). He is president of the Association of international Education Administrators (AIEA) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Studies in International Education, the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Studies in International Education and the International Education Report. He also serves on the executive committee of the Commission on International Programs of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC). He is Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee of NASULGC's Commission on International Programs. In 2003 he was appointed to the NASULGC's Task Force on International Education and helped draft the published report entitled A Call to Leadership: The Presidential Role in Internationalizing the University.
Originally from a small town in Wisconsin, Sarah Gleisner was the first person in her family to go to college and the first person to study abroad. Since her study abroad experience in London, Sarah has been to 15 countries including 2 years spent teaching in Japan. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and from the University of Illinois. As Outreach Coordinator for the Study Abroad Office, Sarah's main objectives are to help people understand the value of international education and to guide students in selecting study abroad programs that will help them meet their personal and academic goals.
Paula Havlik is responsible for facilitating strategic, internationally-focused relationships with campus and university advancement partners. She built Illinois' network of international clubs and networking contacts from the ground up and has traveled extensively to coordinate alumni outreach programs abroad. Paula's experience at Illinois includes more than 20 years of service in alumni affairs, development, and public relations.
Lynnea Johnson is the Associate Director of the Illinois Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). She has a M.Ed in Higher and Continuing Education and a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before coming to the College of Business for CIBER, Lynnea worked at the College of Engineering for 10 years offering continuing education programs. She studied abroad in Costa Rica and has organized international business immersion programs to Chica, Brazil and India.
Muffadal Saylawala is an extremely ambitious individual born and bred in the suburbs of Chicago. He is especially interested in private equity development in the emerging markets and how this can help emerging markets. He hopes to be an entrepreneur and to further his education with an MBA after getting some work experience.
David Schug received his BA in International Studies from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin and earned an MA in International Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He has served as a study abroad and international student advisor, conducted fiscal and policy analysis for a state legislature, and assisted businesses in expanding their international scope. As Director of The Office of Prestigious Scholarships at the University of Illinois since 2002, David Schug assists University of Illinois students and recent alumni in preparing and applying for nationally competitive awards, such as the Rhodes, Truman, and Fulbright. David enjoys meeting the top-notch students at Illinois and assisting them through the application process in their quest for greater knowledge, personal growth, and professional development. As an additional benefit, a student just might win a scholarship...
Nicole Tami joined the IECP staff shortly after completing her doctorate degree in cultural anthropology at the University of Illinois. Specializing in East Africa, her research focused on beach tourism and informal entrepreneurship in Kenya. During five separate trips to East Africa Nicole studied Swahili, served as a facilitator for Operations Crossroads Africa (an international student volunteer organization), and conducted eighteen months of ethnographic field research. During Fall 2005, Nicole had the honor of representing the United States abroad as a Fulbright-Hays fellow in Kenya and Switzerland, which is also her country of origin. As Acting Director, Nicole directs the operation of daily administrative support functions within IECP, and works directly with the International Programs and Studies executive office to promote and disseminate international expertise, activities and research at Illinois. Nicole leads the planning, coordination, and implementation of campus-wide events, such as International Education Week, and offers logistical support for collaborative campus initiatives, such as the Joint Area Center Studies symposium. She also functions as the Urbana campus' protocol officer, providing support directly to the Office of the Chancellor; Office of the Provost; Office of the Associate Provost for International Affairs and multiple units in IPS.
Jenna Weidenbenner is the Information Specialist at The Career Center, managing print and electronic resources, websites, international student and technology workshops, and providing general counseling to students. She has her M.A. in teaching from Webster University and her M.S. in Library and Information Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently working on her MBA through Webster University. Prior to coming to The Career Center, Jenna managed the Reference and Technology Department at Bourbonnais Public Library for 5 years.